A lot has been written about the effort to attract more women and people of color to what’s known as the “STEM” fields –

The U.S. is suffering from a shortage of applicants in the science, technology, engineering and math fields — or STEM. This is especially true for non-Asian minorities and low-income students, who are statistically less likely to be exposed to STEM professionals, have access to STEM education and hold STEM

Few blacks enter biomedical research, and those who do often encounter obstacles in their career paths.A study published last year found that a black scientist was markedly less likely to obtain research money

The nation’s most elite colleges and universities have in recent years added numerous programs to help students from low-income

They are an unlikely team of educational reformers.  Christopher Emdin is a Columbia University professor who likes to declaim Newton’s laws in rhyme. GZA is a member of the Wu-Tang Clan

A recent study of the popular children’s program Curious George found that the series’ television episodes and TV tie-in books positively impacted young children’s knowledge of the science and math concepts covered, as

Microsoft currently offers several “Spark”-branded outreach programs, which aim to bring new groups of developers and users to Microsoft and its products. Recently, Microsoft added another program- Microsoft YouthSpark. The new program partners Microsoft with other governments, nonprofit organizations and businesses “to help close the opportunity divide for youth,” according to the company’s website.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the National Basketball Association’s all-time leading scorer, will be promoting the importance of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects over the next year as California’s After-School STEM Ambassador, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced Monday.